“Melvin , was my oldest friend, buddy, and life long ship mate.We did so much together and had alot of laughts. We jointed the Navy together and afterwards were always in touch.Good by and I'll be seeing you. BUTCH
“Melvin: You left behind some good memories. You took a piece of people's hearts with you when you left. Gone but never forgotten.
“This is Shana Merriman..Bob's daug. I just wanted to let everyone know how much I loved Uncle Melvin.I got to spend Thanksgiving with him in 2007..I hadn't seen him in almost 15 yrs before that.It seemed when dad passed away our whole family lost touch.He was dad's right hand man, but he also did so much for my mom,my brother's and myself, and I will never forget that.I wish I could find the picture of when I was 6 yrs old and found out santa wasn't real..it was Uncle Melvin.I remember when...
“Our prayers go out to the entire Box Family.
The Sanders Family
“Melvin, rest in peace my good man. I will never forget the way you looked after us crazy kids when you lived upstairs above Debbie and her family on Wall(?)St....
“My prayers sre with you through this difficult time.
“OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR THE BOX FAMILY..WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH PETE BOX.FRANK AND LAURA METZ
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Box family.
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Melvin Box passed away in Joplin, Missouri. Funeral Home for Services for Melvin are being provided by Parker Mortuary - Joplin. Obit is featured in The Joplin Globe.